Metro Atlanta / S. Fulton area parents and guardians are invited to attend the FREE grand opening of Fulton County’s newest Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program located at the Oak Hill Child, Adolescent and Family Health Center, 2805 Metropolitan Parkway, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30315 on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Attendees will learn about nutritional counseling and breastfeeding services for mothers and gather an array of empowering information on effective parenting skills and tips for raising healthy babies. The grand opening will also highlight the teen health services available at Oak Hill Child, Adolescent & Family Health Center. More than 25 community organizations will be on hand.
In addition to highlighting the WIC program, FREE HIV testing will be provided by Fulton County’s HIV Prevention program and representatives from Fulton’s Babies Can’t Wait and Fulton’s Adolescent Health & Youth Development program will share information on developing positive parenting skills and preventing teen pregnancy. The Wholistic Stress Control Institute (WSCI) will offer tips on stress management. Free bags of produce and food will be distributed by World Changers Church International and Peach State Health Plan. Information on Medicaid insurance will be provided by Amerigroup, WellCare , Peach State and Right to Start Medicaid.
WIC is a federally-funded program that provides FREE nutritional counseling, breastfeeding support and food vouchers to pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers (up to one year) and for postpartum women (up to six months). WIC services are also available for eligible guardians with children under age five.
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS AT THE 9/27 WIC GRAND OPENING INCLUDE:
Care Management Organizations offering Medicaid and Medicare
- Peach State Health Plan
- WellCare Health Plan
Fulton Health & Wellness Services:
- Behavioral Health Services
- Babies Can’t Wait
- Fulton County Dental Department
- Oak Hill Teen Clinic
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention program - Adolescent Health & Youth Development
- HIV Testing – HIV High Impact Prevention Program (HIPP)
Other Fulton County Departments
- Atlanta Fulton County Library
- Right to Start, Division of Family & Children Services
- Center for Black Women’s Wellness
- Grady Rape Intervention
- Empowered Living Academy
- Families First
- Felecia Love, author and motivational speaker
- Helping Mamas, Inc.
- Job Corps
- Parent University
- Right to Start Medicaid
- Teens Engaging as Mothers
- Wholistic Stress Control Institute (WSCI)
- World Changers Church International – Food give away
For more information call, the WIC program at Oak Hill at (404) 612-3942.